Re: Replace all rigging after 10 years??
- From: PyroJames <drpyrojames@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:03:54 +0000
On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:20:33 +1100, "d parker" <ozskipper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>"Richard Faulkner" <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> In message <h688m1d40l7f0m5789tvbd4bj8hme5h4am@xxxxxxx>, Nick Temple-Fry
>> <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
>>>If you must have a leg of mutton mainsail and a consequently
>>>disproportionate mast, then a professional rigging check/replacement at
>>>10-15 years is surely not unreasonable
>> I was just looking for the answer, rather than trying to avoid a necessary
>> repair. Checking seems sensible, replacement seemed a little harsh.
>> Richard Faulkner
>How do you intend checking it? You cant see whats happening inside the
>strands and inside the rigging screws/turnbuckles! You cant see stress
>fractures. You cant see rust. You cant see the problems.
I replaced mine last year, as part of the ten year cycle, and it was
not until I had pulled the mast, stripped of the spreader boots and
released the capshrouds that I found 3 broken strands where the wire
passed over the speader. If you are going to inspect it, you will have
to strip down everything to get any reasonable idea of what is going
On a cost per year basis, replacing every 10 is not really a big
impact on the bank account....
It all part of the running cost of a boat, last year was my second set
of standing rigging in the ownership of the boat. If you plan on
keeping a boat for another 10 years, then use something like StaLOK
fittings, as the replacement cost of just the wire, is small. I paid
somthing around £200 for a 100 m reel for DW.
Anything burns if you soak it in liquid oxygen first.
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